White House Committee Launches Arts Initiative to Help Turn Around Low-Performing Schools

White House Committee Launches Arts Initiative to Help Turn Around Low-Performing Schools
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  • April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012 // // Press Releases

Turnaround Arts… Today the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities announced the launch of a new arts education initiative to help turn around low-performing schools, developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council. The Turnaround Arts initiative is a new public-private partnership designed to narrow the achievement gap and increase student engagement through the arts. Working in some of the nation’s lowest-performing elementary and middle schools, this program will test the hypothesis that high-quality and integrated arts education boosts academic achievement, motivates student learning and improves school culture in the context of overall school reform, announced the committee’s co-chairs, George Stevens Jr. and Margo Lion.

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